Update – AI and Free Range Status

Customer Announcement on Avian Influenza

The  Welsh Cabinet Secretary for Environment and Rural Affairs announced a new Avian Influenza Prevention Zone, in place from 28 February until 30 April 2017.

The Avian Influenza Prevention Zone requires all keepers to complete a self assessment of bio-security measures on their premises, which Capestone has completed.  

Information on the requirements of the Avian Influenza Prevention Zone, guidance and latest developments are all available on the Welsh Government website.

Capestone have implemented a heightened level of bio-security in line with our risk assessment and we can ensure customers that the health and well being of all our live poultry is paramount.

Our birds are currently housed but will be allowed controlled outside access with additional risk mitigation measures from 1st April 2017. The derogation in place for the ‘Free Range’ Status of the birds will end on the 28th March.

We  would ask all our customers during this period to display the following notice in their stores/shelves. The notice must be prominently displayed next to the birds on sale (not at the entrance or tills).

ORGANIC & FREE RANGE CHICKEN PRODUCTS

Following the recent incidences of Avian Flu in the UK, we are following Government advice to keep poultry indoors. All our Organic and Free Range birds are being housed in barns. Although the birds are not allowed to roam outside, all other higher welfare standards will continue to be met.  This is a temporary measure, which ensures the welfare of our birds and supports British farmers. As soon as restrictions are lifted, we will return to normal free range practices.

 Avian Influenza is a notifiable disease, and any suspicion should be reported immediately to the Animal and Plant Health Agency. Keepers should practice the highest levels of bio-security if they are to minimise the risk of infection.

Information on the requirements of the Avian Influenza Prevention Zone, guidance and latest developments are all available on the Welsh Government website.

Will inform you as to when our poultry sheds will be opened to allow birds to free range and labelling can be removed.

Please contact Customer Services Department – scole@capestoneorganic.co.uk or the Technical Department – ahardaker@capestoneorganic.co.uk for further information if required.

 

 

 

 

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Christmas Turkey Orders Now Being Taken

Sick of dry turkey on Christmas Day? Always disappointed with the lack of breast meat on your frozen turkey? A turkey that looks as appealing as the giblets inside it? Does this sound like your turkey experiences of the past?

Then why not treat your family to the ultimate turkey this Christmas Day?

Grown in the heart of the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, Capestone Organic turkeys are not your average supermarket birds!

Overlooking Sandy Haven Estuary

Overlooking the Milford Haven Estuary

Free to range in fields rich in wild flowers, herbs and insects and overlooking the Milford Haven estuary, our organic bronze turkeys are truly free range!

Our turkeys are a slow growing variety and live to a ripe old age. Like most of us, the older they get the more fat they put on!! It is this great layer of fat under the skin that truly adds a great flavour and ensures moisture once cooked. So, no more dry turkey on Christmas Day!

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A Capestone Organic Bronze Turkey

Compare our turkeys to a frozen supermarket budget bird and they are simply chalk and cheese, or turkey and goose!

Every bird is prepared by hand for the final customer and lovingly packed to ensure you are delighted when it is delivered.

Orders for Whole Turkeys and Crowns will close at 5pm on Monday 12th December. We can either courier your special bird to you for delivery on Thursday 22nd December or you can come and collect it from us at the farm on Friday 23rd December.

To place your order call our very busy Turkey Elves now on 01437 781247, Option 1!!

Merry Christmas.

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Capestone Chicken to delight Her Majesty

The Patrons Lunch Hamper

The Patrons Lunch Hamper

It’s not every day that The Queen sits down to eat produce direct from Pembrokeshire, however, at the Patron’s Lunch on Sunday 12th June Her Majesty and 10,000 guests will do exactly that to celebrate her 90th birthday.

Speaking at his farm in Walwyn’s Castle, Capestone Managing Director Justin Scale said; “Capestone have supplied M&S with Organic and Pembrokeshire Free Range Chicken for many years so as a dedicated Royalist the opportunity to be part of a top-secret project to develop and produce the centre piece of the celebratory hamper was just too exciting to pass by.”

Pembrokeshire Chicken Roulade Salad

Pembrokeshire Chicken Roulade Salad made using Free Range Capestone Chicken

Guests on The Mall will sit to dine from a specially commissioned and limited edition M&S hamper featuring a selection of Britain’s finest produce. Nestled in the centre of the hamper will be a Pembrokeshire chicken roulade with Wye Valley asparagus and minted Cornish potato salad with pea shoots, creamy mayo and a herb drizzle.

Commercial Manager Dan Mills added “It has been a huge privilege to be part of this project, the whole team have done a tremendous job to deliver a product that showcases Pembrokeshire at its best. I just hope Her Majesty enjoys it!”

Capestone were also delighted to have worked with the Pembrokeshire Youth Outreach Team during the project to give a group of young local people the chance to gain some vital work experience.

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Capestone Turkey Hits The A Note With Newspaper Judges

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We’re delighted that our Pembrokeshire Bronze Turkey for M&S has been voted the second best turkey to buy this Christmas!

The independent panel of judges were impressed with it’s full flavour, succulence and appearance and made it the number one high street retailer turkey! We know they are great but it’s always good to hear someone else tell us so.

What the judges had to say…

“This looked a picture when we took it out of the oven and we found it had a much greater depth of flavour than some of M&S’s cheaper offerings. The turkeys are reared on the Welsh coast with plenty of space and opportunity for foraging. Be prepared for a lot of liquid to build up in the roasting tin, which kept it nice and succulent, but didn’t make the best gravy.”

Why not take a look at the whole article yourself by clicking on the link below….

Click here to read the full article

 

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Charity Ball raises over £7000 for great causes

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Capestone Organic Poultry were delighted to host their first ever Charity Ball in aid of The Noah’s Ark Appeal and R.A.B.I at Slebech Park in July 2015.

Between the Grand Auction and Envelope Draw over £7000 was raised for these two charities who do some great work within Pembrokeshire.

Justin Scale, Managing Director of Capestone, commented; “The Ball was a huge success and we really cannot thank everyone who attended, donated an auction or raffle prize, provided entertainment or helped in anyway enough for their support. It’s been a huge honour for Capestone to play their part in fundraising for these two brilliant charities, I really do hope the money helps their work in some small way.”

Click here to view the galley of images from The Charity Ball 2015.

Sebastian Pope of Moogle Photography did a great job of capturing the fun and excitement of the evening as can be seen in a selection of photographs below. For more images and to order copies then please do visit his website by clicking here.

Check back soon for news on 2016’s event…

 

 

 

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Vacancy – Factory Manager

Capestone Organic Poultry Ltd is a Marks & Spencer A-list supplier, priding ourselves on delivering high quality products with great customer service. Capestone is one of the UK’s largest specialist poultry suppliers and a leading name in the supply of red meat and poultry into baby and infant food across Europe.

Due to the significant growth of the business, Capestone are looking to appoint an experienced Factory Manager to manage our poultry processing factory in Pembrokeshire. The factory consists of a slaughter line, boning line, butchery hall, manufacturing department and retail packing department, employing over 90 operatives. The Factory Manager will liaise between the Operations Manager and Factory Supervisors to oversee this facility.

The successful applicant will be a strong team leader with excellent communication skills. An eye for detail and quality standards is essential, as is the ability to drive forward continuous improvement. Candidates will have sound previous experience within the food manufacturing industry to call upon to meet the needs of the business.

Desirable specifications:
• Exceptional leadership skills
• Demonstrable interpersonal and communication skills
• Strong analytical skills
• Ability to work under pressure
• Proficient IT skills

Salary negotiable depending on experience

If you are interested in this opportunity then please send a copy of your CV including salary expectations to lclark@capestoneorganic.co.uk

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Happy Easter

Chick & Drinker

Happy Easter to all our customers and suppliers from the whole team here at Capestone Organic Poultry Ltd.

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The ultimate organic turkey this Christmas…

Sick of dry turkey on Christmas Day? Always disappointed with the lack of breast meat on your frozen turkey? A turkey that looks as appealing as the giblets inside it? Does this sound like your turkey experiences of the past?

Then why not treat your family to the ultimate turkey this Christmas Day?

Grown in the heart of the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, Capestone Organic turkeys are not your average supermarket birds!

Overlooking Sandy Haven Estuary

Overlooking the Milford Haven Estuary

Free to range in fields overlooking the Milford Haven estuary our organic bronze turkeys are truly free range. The temperate climate of the Pembrokeshire coast makes it a great place for birds to grow.

Our turkeys are a slow growing variety and live to a ripe old age. Like most of us, the older they get the more fat they put on!! It is this great layer of fat under the skin that truly adds a great flavour and ensures mositure once cooked. So, no more dry turkey on Christmas Day!

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A Capestone Organic Bronze Turkey

Compare our turkeys to a frozen supermarket budget bird and they are simply chalk and cheese, or turkey and goose!

Every bird is prepared by hand for the final customer and lovingly packed to ensure you are delighted when it is delivered.

Orders for Whole Turkeys and Crowns will close on Monday 15th December. We can either courier your special bird to you at a convenient time or you can come and collect it from us at the farm on Tuesday 23rd December and enjoy a mince pie and glass of mulled wine with us!

To place your order call our very busy Turkey Elves now on 01437781247, Option 1!!

Merry Christmas.

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Vote For Us in the Rural Oscars!

Countryside Alliance Awards are celebrating their 10th Anniversary this year…and to celebrate they’re hosting a Champion of Champions Award!

We’d LOVE you to vote for us at ‘Capestone Organic Poultry’ in the Rural Oscar Enterprise Category!

It takes seconds to do – click here to vote!

Voting closes at the end of the month – so don’t delay!

…Thank you…

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Spoil your family with a traditional organic bronze turkey this Christmas…

What is Father Christmas bringing you this Christmas?

Whatever goodies are under the tree this year – make sure you spoil your family and friends with our traditional organic bronze turkey!

Spoil the family with a Capestone organic bronze turkey this year

Spoil the family with a Capestone organic bronze turkey this year

Like finding that perfect gift for those special people – it’s important to know you’ve got the best turkey for your finest feast! Take a little look here on our History & Heritage.

Place your order with Sophie by telephone 01437 781247 or email scole@capestoneorganic.co.uk

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